RE: Follow up July 2014
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An Increase in Inventory May Help Slow National Home Price Increases

Housing inventory and price growth are interrelated. Many areas of the country are experiencing a rise in home prices due to inventory shortage. In April, 2.29 million homes were available for sale, a 5.9 month supply at the current sales pace. This is a 16.8 percent improvement over March and a 6.5 percent increase over April 2013. Improving levels of inventory, along with an increase in new-home construction, will help with... Read More
Survey Reveals the Most Popular Outdoor Living Projects for 2014

More Americans want to improve their outdoor space, according to a 2014 survey of home owners across the U.S. and Canada, conducted by Houzz. The results show that among homeowners planning landscaping projects in their yards this summer, the largest portion (56%) are working toward making their yard more conducive to entertaining. How they plan to do so is enlightening to homeowners with plans of their own, or to those who want to improve their home's... Read More
Why Home Sellers Need a Real Estate Agent to Price Their Home

A quick internet search will reveal dozens of Automated Valuation Modeling (AVM) sites that promise to tell you how much your home is worth. These AVMs use statistical modeling techniques that "value" your home by comparing it with the price of similar-sized homes that have recently sold in your area. Using proprietary software, AVMs crunch publicly-available numbers from the multiple listings service and combine this with regional pricing trends to set a sale price for your home... Read More
Invite Summer Style into
Your Home

Admiring the beauty of colorful flowers, enjoying an ice cream on a hot day, relaxing at the beach—why not bring all of these aspects of summer into your home during the warmer months? You can easily do this by adding home accessories that can be removed when the cooler weather arrives. Here are some ways to invite summer style into your home.

Colorful Florals
Summer is the time when flowers are in full bloom, so bring the outdoors inside with floral home accessories. They will add splashes of color and nature-inspired interest to your home.

In your living room, simply add several throw pillows with... Read More

Tips for Achieving a Healthy Lawn on a Budget

Maintaining a great lawn doesn't need to be expensive - and the reward for just a small investment is a beautiful, environmentally friendly setting for outdoor activities of many kinds. If you're looking to ensure a healthy natural lawn on a budget, consider these four easy tips:

1. Water as needed. On average, a lawn needs about one inch of water per week, from rainfall or irrigation. This will soak the soil to a depth of four to six inches, putting water deep into your lawn's root system. Letting the lawn dry out completely between waterings will encourage the grass to grow stronger, deeper roots as it searches for water deeper in the soil. For best results, water in the early morning when... Read More
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Mark Midyette & Chris van Olphen  -  (404) 997-2065 RE: Follow up  -  July 2014 

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